Delurking Day 2012


I’ve been seeing other bloggers declaring today Delurking Day so as someone who is the youngest of five, it is my wont to join in and yell, “What about me, guys?!”

Delurking means shedding your invisibility cloaks and leaving me a comment below. Maybe you could talk about how you stumbled upon because you thought this a blog by the world bank economist for Thailand, Kirida Bhaopichitr who always appears in my google alerts and makes me go, “Oh! Did someone write about me?! Oh. It’s about Thailand. AGAIN.”


And if you need another prompt, how about sharing the first CD you ever owned. The first CD I ever owned was Ace of Base’s The Sign. It was the 90s and I thought I was so hot as a 10-year-old wearing crushed velvet baby doll dresses with stretchy stirrup pants. Tangent: Who thought stirrup pants were a necessary invention? Did someone go into the OB-GYN and think, Is there any way I can get this cold metal contraption in pants form?

Your turn, friends!

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  1. I can’t remember if my first CD was Ace of Base’s “The Sign” or the Real McCoy. Either way, I loved them both! πŸ™‚

  2. I got my first CD in 1992. It was the soundtrack to “The Bodyguard” so I could belt along with pre “Crack-is-Whack” Whitney Houston to “I Will Always Love You.” I was a sophomore in college and frequent wearer of stirrup pants at the time LOL. I much prefer leggings as I’m tall and those stupid stirrups always cut into my foot!! I also had a crushed green velvet swing dress that I wore that Christmas and thought I was hot stuff, although I wore it with black hose and heels, not stirrup pants. Apparently, my fashion sense was the same as a 10-year-olds?! LOL
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  3. I got a CD player and 2 CD’s for my birthday in December 1991. I got Tevin Campbell T.E.V.I.N and TLC Oooooooooooh…….On the TLC Tip. I was not a wearer of stirup pants at that time. I was more of a stretch jeans and baggy sweat shirt (International News!!!!) wearer. Oh, and the bangs. Let’s not forget the sky-high bangs.

  4. Hi. I don’t remember how I found your blog, but I’ve been reading it for a while. I live just north of you in Marysville, so I’m sure I started reading your blog because your in Seattle. Ace of Base was also my first cd. My older brother gave it to me for my birthday and when I tried to hug him he pushed me down and I fell on my ass at my birthday party. I might still harbor some resentment towards him for that. You should let me know when your next stand up show is at, i’ll go, probably get drunk and laugh louder than everyone else. That makes me sound kinda creepy and weird.

  5. I don’t remember how I found your blog, but I remember the first time you commented on mine. It made my DAY.

    Also, it is wrong that I kind of want to buy “The Sign” on iTunes? I had that CD but lost it years ago. I don’t remember my first CD, but I think it might have been No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom.
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  6. kathleenicanrah says:

    first was Sheryl Crow’s Tuesday Night Music Club. AND IT WAS SO SO GOOD.

  7. I don’t know if I’m a lurker so much as I’m just lazy. Does that count? I was going to wait for national de-lazying day to comment but that seemed like a lot of work.
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  8. I can’t remember what my first CD was, but I know I owned that Ace of Base in one form or another, but I think it might have been on cassette. How embarrassing is that?
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  9. I think I found you from Google Reader suggestions? Pretty sure that’s how.

    My first CD’s were Christmas gifts from my parents so they were all Contemporary Christian Artists…dc Talk, Steven Curtis Chapman, and maybe Michael W Smith? Audio Adrenaline might have been in there as well. And I listened to those things ALL THE TIME. CD’s rocked my world! πŸ™‚
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  10. I still wear stirrup pants! They’re stretch pants and just about the only thing that fits me right now. πŸ™‚

  11. What is up with stirrup pants? And they totally pull the fabric away from your calf all weirdly. Dislike.
    I love your blog, though!

  12. I found your blog via a link from another bloggers page. It might have been The Bloggess but I’m not sure. Then I spent hours reading all your archives b/c you are hilarious and down to earth. My first CD was Jamie Walters (yes, that dude who played Donna’s abusive boyfriend on 90210) self titled album. I used to listen to it every night before bed. We simply won’t discuss stirrup pants…not now, not ever.

  13. The very first CD I ever owned was 10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe and it is still my most valued and favorite CD.

  14. I was gifted a very early MC Hammer CD. Don’t remember which one as I wasn’t into rap back then (you know, because I’m so hard core into it now). It was from Mad Mel’s on Guam. That’s OG!

  15. I’m Melina….and I’m anything but a lurker πŸ˜‰

    However, I DID find you through some lurking…that was back in…omg….2007 maybe? I was looking at your FB profile and noticed you had been prego and I was like what? really? THen I found the blog and that was it! And I told you this but YOUR blog inspired me to start my blog, which I’ve been writing for over three years now….woah…3.5 years! Crazy!

    And we met in our intermediate poetry class and I still remember the last line of the poem you wrote that I loved….it was about needing to find a MAN as opposed to a boy….”he’ll put his hands on my ears and together we’ll block out the sound.”

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  16. I can’t remember what my first cd was, for some reason. My first tape was Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I felt like a serious badass.

    What? You wanna be startin’ somethin’?
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  17. I think I found your blog because it was linked at Pickles and Dimes. Ask me how I found Pickles and Dimes, and I have no idea. I kept you on my Google reader because I thought you were so funny!
    First CD album I owned was Alanis Morisette, Jagged Little Pill, which came as a part of my first CD player/stereo gift for Christmas in 10th grade.

  18. I think my first CD was Whitney Houston, this one: CLASSIC.
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  19. First cd was Mariah Carey. Oh yes it was. And it was AMAZING.

  20. I LOVED Ace of Base. Although I had it on cassette, so I guess technically it wasn’t my first cd. That would be Green Day’s Dookie, which my mom ended up taking away from me because she discovered it contained lyrics about, um, “diddling oneself”, you could say.

    And this is why I never comment on blogs, because I manage to be even more socially awkward online than in person.

    But I do love your blog!

  21. The term delurking is pretty funny. I have been doing that many times and it’s kinda fun since it surprises those people who are around you most of the time. I have just been randomly clicking blogs here and there and stumbled here. Nice blog by the way.
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  22. I’m here. I’m always here. I’m pretty sure my first CD was Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. Either that or Snoop Dog’s Doggy Style.
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